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Morris twins hope to keep playing together after contracts expire

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Phoenix Suns forwards and twins Markieff and Marcus Morris hope to keep playing on the same team after their rookie contracts expire following the 2014-15 season, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Markieff and Marcus, both of whom played at Kansas, were drafted one pick apart  in the 2011 draft -- Markieff at No. 13 to Phoenix, Marcus at No. 14 to Houston.

The twins were reunited in February 2013, when Marcus was traded to the Suns.

"Wherever we're together, it's home," Markieff said. "We just go out there and have fun. The game isn't the same when we're apart."

"That was our dream growing up - it's our life dream to play with each other in the NBA," Marcus said. "We're together now. We try to make the best of it. Hopefully, we retire together."

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In 2013-14, Markieff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds as he finished fourth in the league's sixth-man-of-the-year voting, while Marcus averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds and shot 38.1 percent from three-point range.

The Suns went 48-34 and missed the playoffs last season.

- Chris Johnson

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